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A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Enjoy things which are pleasant that is not the evil it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.
Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say... Sweet Friend, for Jesus sake forbear.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, give her the benefit of the doubt.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
It is not a lucky word, this name "impossible"; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.
It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May but at length the season of summer does come.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.
The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
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